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Alex Johnson, 11, a fifth-grader, and Trey Dolezal, 8, a third-grader, enjoy riding their bikes  to and from school.
The Region 9 Develop- ment Commission learned on April 4 that it has been awarded federal funding for local Safe Routes to School planning from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 2016-2017. The funding will cover planning efforts for Springfield Public Schools and St. Raphael Catholic...
At right: Jim Hillesheim and Ken Lang, custodians at the 
Springfield Area  Community Center, are pictured with the new fountain that will be placed on the plaza at the SACC.
The Springfield Area Community Center is winding up several projects and preparing for the approaching busiest season of the year — the celebrations of graduations, weddings, programs and banquets for end-of-school year activities and family gatherings of all kinds, as well as business meetings.   ...
Springfield Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 10-16, a time to highlight the dynamic changes happening in today’s libraries.   Librarians pictured from left: Linda Roiger, Rebecca Bartz, Sharon Trapp and volunteer helper Sara Haugo.
Librarians know the value of our community services, and library patrons appreciate their importance as well. But in an increasingly digital world, the role of libraries as community and cultural centers at times seem undervalued, and occasionally under fire. When shrinking municipal budgets...
Tim and Jill VanDerWal are pictured with Acke Arvidsson, their son, Ross, and daughter, Alison.
Acke Arvidsson of Sweden, is enjoying life on the farm and experiences at Springfield High School as an international student with the AFS program, but he didn’t care much for Minnesota winter weather.  Celebrating his eighteenth birthday on March 23 during a Minnesota spring snowstorm was a “bit...
Acme Brick Company on March 23 announced plans to cease its Minnesota operations later this year. These operations consist of the Great Lakes Plant in Springfield, and a sales office in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina.  Together they employ 19 Acme Brick associates. The Edina sales office will...
Amanda and Dan Meyer and their sons,  Quinn and Egen
“I am extremely excited to be starting this next chapter of my teaching career,” says Amanda Meyer, science teacher at Springfield High School, who recently resigned her teaching position here for new experiences in South Korea. “I traveled internationally in high school and college and always knew...
“Kids Party in the Park” Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25.
There will be no carnival during 2016 Riverside Days but there will be an inflatable amusement park and games that will provide for a “Kids Party in the Park” Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25. Rachelle Halvorson, Gretchen Horning and John Fank, volunteers with an interest in sustaining our...
The Springfield City Council the evening of March 15 voted to move forward to develop an Airport Master Plan.
The Springfield City Council the evening of March 15 voted to move forward to develop an Airport Master Plan. The council has discussed moving forward with an Airport Master Plan for several years.   If the city wishes to continue having an airport, maintain it, and has any intention of moving...
Sharon Sturm is recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Springfield award given by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s annual meeting Monday evening.  The award is given to honor and applaud the outstanding and often unrecognized efforts of community members.  Sharon’s work has...
Local superintendents testify at Minnesota Senate  hearing
Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) has introduced a bill to help ease the burden of school reporting requirements. Senate File 2291 allows for school districts to only make reports to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in order to calculate district pupil units, revenues, aids, and...

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